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Truth is an unfolding process that deepens as your wisdom increases

Taken by Carolann Samuels

Taken by Carolann Samuels

This quotation (from Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake) continues: “Live in a way that fosters your enduring and direct encounter with life”.

We each need to find this way for ourselves.  For many people, Yoga leads us on this way.  By our direct encounter with our bodies, how our body responds to the postures we ask it to take up as we practise, and how our mind responds to these requests.

It doesn’t matter to me whether or not you can ‘perform’ a shoulder-stand, or a head-stand, or whether you can sit quietly, with a straight back for five minutes, or any of the other postures in the Yoga book.  I don’t want it to matter to you either.

As we practise, we become more familiar with how our bodies respond, and we can be alert to our own present moment experience.  I believe that this is part of what Tyler and Drake are referring to in their quotation above.  Each time we practise, our bodily response changes – sometimes subtly, sometimes even dramatically.  So what matters more is that we pay attention to these responses, stay with them and maybe we can learn from them.

Focusing is another way of accessing this unfolding, this being with ourselves, our experiences and our emotions.

I hope that you can find a way to find your own unfolding process, and wisdom.

bfa-logoThe latest issue of the British Focusing Association’s newsletter is themed around the 27th International Focusing Conference in Cambridge, which was attended by around 270 people from 60 different countries, and it contains a wide variety of articles by presenters and participants of the conference. 
 
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How to find a way through when you feel overwhelmed

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We all know those times when everything seems to go wrong.  Big things go wrong, and little things add to the mix, and before we know it, we feel overwhelmed with all that has to be done, how we’re going to do it, and while I was thinking about all of that, I forgot to put the bins out for the early morning collection.

And sometimes we cope with it all, and then something quite small can tip the balance so that forgetting the bins seems like a major catastrophe.

It’s then that we wish our Fairy Godmother would land in the living room, and wave her wand to make it all just go away.

There is a way that we can help ourselves, and it’s called Focusing.

Focusing shows us that we can look inwards.  

  • It helps us get to the root of why all these issues are causing us so much stress and feel so overwhelming.  
  • It helps us to choose how to prioritise what to deal with first without feeling overwhelmed.  
  • It helps us find our inner wisdom.

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